March 1st, 2019
4th Annual
Bio-cultural Blitz!

On September 23, 2016 and March 9, 2018, the Teaching Change program and DOFAW co-hosted a Bio-cultural Blitz at the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a unit  Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest on Hawai‘i Island.

For both events, some 250 West Hawai‘i 4th-graders spent the day learning about environmental science topics, careers in natural resource management and conservation, and the cultural significance of the area.

Over 100 teachers, chaperones, and community leaders provided logistical support for the students, while up to 20 biologists from partnering agencies staffed educational and activity booths focusing on topics from entomology and botany to geology and wildlife science.

Students learned about field sampling techniques for plants and insects, how to detect and observe birds, native Hawaiian perspectives on dry forest conservation and management, the geology and soils of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a, and why managers try to control invasive species.


Registration for this event is now Closed

For more information, please contact 

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